Senior Fellow Randy T. Simmons, author of Aquanomics, looks at the battles over water in the western United States. Thirsty citizens of growing cities, farmers, factories and environmentalists are in a fight for a natural resource that is priced arbitrarily. Its value is determined not by the free market, but by bureaucrats. Outdated government reclamation projects and water policies have put residents of the Golden State at the mercy of the weather, and of government's mandatory regulations.
P.J. O'Rourke, a Member of the Board of Advisors for the Independent Institute, is Americas leading political humorist and the best-selling author of over twenty books. He spoke at an event held on February 13, 2014 at the Independent institute in Oakland, CA.
Host Kevin Price and Independent Institute President and Founder David Theroux discuss the topic How to Maintain Liberty in this segment of the Price of Business on KTEK 1110 AM of the Wall Street Radio Network.
Research Fellow Wendy McElroy appeared on the Dr. Laura Schlessinger radio show. McElroy discusses the falsified research, or so-called advocacy research on such topics such as college rape and domestic violence. The results, she says, is hysteria on college campuses and demonization of black males. Flawed statistics from this research have been used in legislation such as the Violence Against Women Act, according to McElroy.
Sr. Fellow John R. Graham appeared on the Joy Tiz radio show. Graham talks about the new Healthcare Contract with America, which relies on free market solutions to solve the healthcare crisis. Using examples from the landmark book by Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, Graham describes ways in which Americans can take control of their healthcare.
Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan was a guest on the Jason Lewis radio show. He discussed the economics and history of totalitarianism vs capitalism in terms of policies such as higher taxes for corporations, farm subsidies, price and rent controls and endless money supply and how history can show us which of these stifle prosperity. Private property and individualism are the foundations of freedom, argues McQuillan.